The Marangu Trekking Tour

Mt Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route

6 days

Up to
6 climbers

About this tour

This is the easiest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro; know as called the Coca-Cola Route. The Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands and then across the Saddle, a high-altitude desert separating the main summit, Kibo, 5895Mt, from craggy Mawenzi, 5149mt, to Kibo Hut.

Accommodation on the mountain is in comfortable huts. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles.

This is a tough walking trip but within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas. An extra day for acclimatisation to the altitude is recommended at Horombo at 3720Mt from where there are various walks to enjoy your climb.

Service details


  • 2 nights at a hotel - before and after the climb
  • Food and general services during the climb
  • Transportations from the airport to moshi, moshi to marangu gate, marangu gate to moshi, and moshi to the airport
  • 3 porters per person to carry your belongings and food
  • 1 assistant mountain guide
  • 1 lead mountain guide
  • All entry fee to the national park ($740)
  • 1 great experience :)
  • Rental equipment (sleeping bags, mats, etc - for free)

Does not include

  • Flight tickets getting to tanzania
  • Tips for the guides and porters


Day 1

Leave after breakfast in the hotel drive to Marangu Gate at 1800Mt. Here you will spend half an hour for registration and permit for your climb, after this procedure you will start your hiking through the rain forest to Mandara hut (3-4hrs, 2720m) (775Ft) dinner overnight.

Distance: 7Km
Time: 3-4 hrs

Day 2

After breakfast leave Mandara Hut, end of the rain forest cross open moorland to Horombo hut (5-6hrs, 3720Mt) (12090Ft), Dinner overnight.

Distance: 11 Km
Time: 5-6hrs

Day 3

Acclimatization day Horombo Hut this will be your important day to walk up to Zebra Rocks at 4200Mt or Further to Mawenzi Hut 4600Mt, after acclimatization walk return to Horombo Hut where your hot launch will be saved the rest of afternoon it will be your leisure dinner overnight.

Day 4

After breakfast Walk through moor land before approaching desert at 4300mt thereafter across The Saddle to Kibo hut (5-6hrs, 4703mt) 15285Ft).

Distance: 9.5Km
Time: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Very earlier start for the summit journey began at 12:00Am midnight on steep screen up to Gillman's Point (5hrs, 5,681mt), continue further to Uhuru Peak (1hr-45minute 5,895mt) (19340-Ft). Summit- Descend to Kibo Hut 1 hour rest before your descent to Horombo Hut ‘Breach will be saved before your descending to Horombo hut (about 12 hrs total walking times).

Distance: 5Km Down to Kibo from the summit 10km down to Horombo hut.
Total: 15Km.
Time: 3hrs down to Kibo hut from the summit down Horombo Hut 3-4 hrs while you are increase Oxygen dinner overnight Horombo Hut.

Day 6

This is by easiest day as it is downhill and the oxygen supply increase as you go down, you will reach Mandara Hut at about lunch time where your hot launch will be save after launch at Mandara hut complete your descent to Marangu Gate where the driver will pick you –up at the park gate drive to hotel in Moshi. (B&B).

Distance: 20Km
Time: 5-6hrs.

Our meeting point

We are open for many options depending on your flight and where you prefer to stay. Below are some options, and we can chat over our first meet point to welcome you!

1. Kilimanjaro Airport

2. in Arusha city

3. or in Moshi city

We can also help you organise buses from Nairobi or Arusha Airport. (Small fee may apply) Please let us know how we can help you.

Cancellation policy

Since we understand that planning ahead isn't always easy, to provide you with the best experience, we offer free-cancellation up to one week before departure. No questions asked.

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